Biden met with Attorney General Eric Holder, Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. ¬†Obama‚Äôs drug czar Gil Kerlikowske, Senior Obama advisers Bruce Reed, Valerie Jarrett, Cecilia Munoz and Kathy Ruemmler also attended.
‚ÄúI‚Äôve worked with some of you for a long, long time.¬† We‚Äôve worked on everything from cop-killer bullets to types of weapons that should be off the street. That‚Äôs what I want to talk to you about today. I want to hear your views, because for anything to get done we‚Äôre going to need your advocacy.‚ÄĚ
While openly hoping to impose an assault weapons ban, the White House is actively seeking ‚Äúadvocacy‚ÄĚ from Holder, Napolitano, Sebelius and Jarrett.
Holder has yet to adequately explain the Fast and Furious gun running scandal, Napolitano has accused Veterans of foreign wars of being national security threats and has yet to secure American borders, Sebelius is actively assailing American liberty through obamacare and Jarrett has never explained her ties to real estate scandals involving convicted felon and Obama fundraiser Antoin “Tony” Rezko or her involvement in recruiting self-identified communist Van Jones as green jobs czar, Saul Alinsky devotee Mark Lloyd as chief diversity officer within the FCC, and wealth redistribution advocate Cass Sunstein as regulatory czar.
Meanwhile Obama was pushing Congress to quickly pass gun control measures, saying:
‚ÄúA majority of Americans support banning the sale of military-style assault weapons.¬† A majority of Americans support banning the sale of high-capacity ammunition clips. A majority of Americans support laws requiring background checks before all gun purchases, so that criminals can‚Äôt take advantage of legal loopholes to buy a gun from somebody who won‚Äôt take the responsibility of doing a background check at all.¬† I urge the new Congress to hold votes on these measures next year in a timely manner.”
On Sunday’s “Meet The Press,” National Rifle Association executive vice president Wayne LaPierre reiterated his statements made Friday at a Washington DC press conference, when he said armed security in every school is the answer to stopping shootings like the one at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
‚ÄúIf it‚Äôs crazy to call for putting police in and securing our schools to protect our children, then call me crazy.¬† I think the American people think it‚Äôs crazy not to do it.‚ÄĚ
At Friday‚Äôs press conference LaPierre made the statement:
“The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.‚ÄĚ
The United States will descends into bickering between Americans and ‚Äúprogressives‚ÄĚ over how to prevent mass murders committed in gun free zones by mentally deranged people acting on their own.¬† ‚Äúprogressives‚ÄĚ seek to do this by depriving law abiding individuals of their Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.¬† Americans seek to ensure safety by having armed, right minded, principled individuals capable of ending the violence present and acting before it spirals out of control.
This debate overlooks the point of the Second Amendment:
‚ÄúA well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.‚ÄĚ
When the Constitution was written, ‚ÄúMilitia‚ÄĚ meant ordinary citizens capable of banding together to fight threats to their liberty. It did not matter whether the treat was from an external source like an invading army, or internal, such as an over-reaching government.
The framers of the Constitution clearly expressed their views regarding a well-armed citizenry.
‚ÄúNo free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúWhen the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúForce is the vital principle and immediate parent of despotism.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúThe strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúThe very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference ‚Äď they deserve a place of honor with all that‚Äôs good.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúIt will be found an unjust and unwise jealousy to deprive a man of his natural liberty upon the supposition he may abuse it.‚ÄĚ
¬†‚ÄúAmericans have the right and advantage of being armed ‚Äď unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúA well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained in arms, is the best most natural defense of a free country.‚ÄĚ
‚Äúprogressives‚ÄĚ seek to totally ignore the second part of the Second Amendment ‚Äúthe right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed‚Äú. ¬†¬†This displays their willful ignorance of history. ¬†Anyone who has studied history knows the first right tyrants abolish is the right of the people to keep and bear arms.
That the likes of Holder, Napolitano, Sebelius, Jarrett et al, who no longer secretly seek to impose their version of tyranny upon the United States, are now openly insisting that the Second Amendment be revised to suit their fancy should trigger the sound of alarm bells in the mind of every freedom loving American Citizen.